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DC’s ‘Aquaman’ Makes Huge Splash on the Big Screen

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The DC Universe character Aquaman, who was first introduced in “Justice League” and “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice”, finally has his own movie. DC Universe fans have been anxiously waiting for the franchise to expand their reach and create more movies. With the release of “Aquaman”, the DCEU is taking a step towards extending their cinematic universe.  

The stars of the movie include names like Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Mera), Nicole Kidman (Atlanna) and many more. Each of the characters was accurately portrayed according to the comic books, and has fitting actors and actresses in place for each roll.  

Aquaman’s story begins with a forbidden love affair between his royal Atlantean mother and human father. This results in the birth of Arthur Curry, a half-human and half-Atlantean boy.  

Throughout the film Aquaman is faced with several obstacles stopping him from ruling the deep sea. For starters, his half-brother King Orm, otherwise known as the Ocean Master, has an evil plot to rule over the sea and later pursue the surface world. Since Orm has spent his entire life training and fighting underwater to become a worthy king of Atlantis, Aquaman’s only hope to overcome his power-hungry brother and take the throne is to retrieve the lost trident of Atlan. 

To retrieve this legendary trident, however, Aquaman must journey to the trench and fight his way through sea monsters lurking in the dark. Luckily, he is accompanied by Mera, an Atlantean princess who has the power to control water. Once Aquaman holds the trident, he can finally take his rightful place on the throne as the protector of the deep. 

The film is over two hours long, which has its pros and cons. There were parts that felt overly drawn-out, or a bit unnecessary to the plot. DC universe fans will likely appreciate the fact that James Wan, director of “Aquaman”, has found a way to incorporate most of Aquaman’s enemies into one movie. By introducing these characters, possibilities are left open for more movies to come. The movie exemplified an extreme amount of creativity and impressively allows concepts taken from the comic books to come to life.  

The film, released on Dec. 21, is expected to hit the $1 billion mark by the end of its third full week in theaters.  This will make “Aquaman” the first non-Disney/non-Universal movie to reach the $1 billion box office milestone since 2014.  

If you are still planning on seeing this movie before it leaves theaters, make sure to stay after the credits for a sneak peak at a possible “Aquaman 2”.

“Aquaman” is showing in theaters in everywhere now.

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